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HTI Successes Despite COVID Challenges

Homegrown Talent Initiative focuses on building collaboration among K-12, higher education, and local industry – the educonomy – to provide relevant, engaging work-based learning experiences that align student interests with the needs of the local economy. In spite of the unanticipated challenges...

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HTI Update: Implementation in East & West Grand

East Grand and West Grand School Districts were asked to discuss their Homegrown Talent Initiative participation with Colorado Succeeds business members. Their reflections and experiences are valuable learnings one year into this project.Since 2019, East and West Grand School Districts, or The...

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Bret McClendon, Principal, Elizabeth High School

Bret McClendon, Principal, Elizabeth High School

Residents of Elizabeth, a small town that sits between Denver and Colorado Springs, enjoy easy access to two of Colorado’s major metropolitan areas and a quiet, rural lifestyle. It’s a winning combination for the people who live here, though changes are on the horizon. Elizabeth’s population is...

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